I received my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Texas State University, with a focus on trauma and counseling women across the lifespan. I served as a Counseling Intern at Hays Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) where I provided counseling services for individuals who experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. In my time at HCWC I received extensive training on counseling and service needs for individuals who experienced trauma and completed the Office of the Attorney General Certified Sexual Assault Training Program. At HCWC and at the Phoenix Center, where I provided counseling services to adolescents, children, and families who had experienced trauma, I worked collaboratively with other counseling staff members and service providers in the broader community in order to evaluate client needs and strategize regarding the best ways to meet those needs from a wholistic, systems perspective.
Prior to my time at Texas State I received a Bachelors of Arts in Religion and Sociology from Colgate University. I also earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from The University of California at Santa Barbara. My doctoral work focused primarily on the ways that our understandings of religion and spirituality shape how we see ourselves and our world, and how those understandings and spiritual experiences can be both a wellspring of strength and the source of our some of our deepest wounds.
While formal education and experience is important, we are all much more than the sum of those events and accomplishments. I bring to our counseling relationship a deep commitment, honed by various life experiences, to possibility. The possibility to change ourselves, our relationships, and in turn our world emerges through the work that we do in relationship with each other. I view the counseling session as a safe container in which we do that work. Together we will track your source and trajectory of possibility and locate in your body, mind, or spirit the hurt that impedes your journey to the connected, congruous, whole person you hope to be.